A Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa convened representatives from 50 African countries as well as international organizations and technical experts in Rabat, Morocco.
The Dialogue supported countries in the process of moving toward implementation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
This event was supported by the Governments of Japan, Norway and the European Union, and is co-organized by UNDP, UNFCCC and the government of Morocco, in coordination with GIZ and the NDC Partnership.
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- Update on the planning status of NDC implementation, share experiences, best practices, and opportunities and associated challenges in the region.
- Address climate finance needs for NDC implementation and strengthen the role of the private sector in the implementation of NDCs.
- Discuss entry points to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into NDC implementation and planning.
Opening and Dialogue Objectives
Welcome & Opening Remarks - M. Nbou Mohamed, Morrocco
Putting NDC Implementation in Context
The Climate Negotiations & NDCs - Mr. Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat
NDC Implementation in Africa - Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP
Ghana Country Case Study - Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Ghana
Elements of new NDC Implementation by UNDP, UNEP, DTU, WRI, UNFCCC - Mr. James Vener, UNDP
Country Priorities for NDC Implementation & Support - Mr. Steffen Menzel, GIZ
Climate Action Assessment Session
World Bank Group Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol (MAAP) - Mr. Miquel Rescalvo, World Bank
UNDP Climate Action Impact Tool - Ms. Alexandra Soezer, UNDP
Effective NDC Implementation by Engaging Local and Regional Authorities
Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities - Mr. Naguib Amin, CES-MED
Sustainable Energy Strategy of Chefchaouen as a Pilot City - Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco
Integrating Gender Equality into NDCs
Overview of Gender Equality in the Convention and in National Climate Action - Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya
Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Leverage Points and Building Blocks - Ms. Verania Chao, UNDP
Climate Change Gender Action Plans (CCgaps) Planning Tool - Ms. Itza Castaneda, IUCN
GCF Gender Policy - Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund
GCF Gender Policy - Video Commentary
Gender Equality in NDC Implementation
Gender-senstive Budgeting (FR) - Ms. Nadia Benali, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Morocco
Ghana: Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Action - Ms. Sabia Aku Kpekata, Ghana
Kenya: Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Adaptation Planing - Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya
Strategies for Financing NDCs
Financing Aspects of NDC Implementation - Mr. Michael Gajo, GIZ Morocco
Unlocking Private Finance for Africa's NDC Targets - Prof. Akinkugbe Adelegan, University of Venda, South Africa
Strengthening the Role of Public/Private Sector in Malawi - Mr. Sipho Billiat, Malawi
Paris Climate Bonds - Mr. Daniel Rossetto, Climate Mundial
Engaging the Private Sector to Finance Climate Actions - Mr. Manuel Cocco, South Pole Group
Crowdfunding for Sustainable Energy Investments - Ms. Irene Maffini, Trine
GCF Financial Support Opportunities for NDCs implementation - Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund
Scaling up Climate Finance for NDC Implementation in Africa - Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP
AfDB Concessional Finance for NDC Implementation - Ms. Davinah Milenge-Uwella, African Development Bank (AfDB)
La Finance Climat et le Développement Durable - Ms. Meryem Andaloussi, Agence de Développement Agricole, Maroc
Private Sector Engagement in Microgrids - Ms. Courtney Blodgett, Independent Consultant
NDC Progress Reporting & Tracking - MRV and Transparency
Implications of Article 13 and of the Transparency Framework - Ms. Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Zambia: MRV for REDD+ - Civil Society Perspective - Mr. Steven Nyirenda, Zambia Climate Change Network
Construction du Système MRV pour le Processus REDD+ au Cameroun - Mr. Jules Moussa, Cameroon